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2013 British Open

Recap and Scores for the 2013 British Open Golf Tournament

Phil Mickelson won the 2013 British Open by three strokes, his first win in an Open Championship.

Mickelson entered the tournament hot, coming off a victory at the previous week's Scottish Open. That was Mickelson's first-ever win on a links course; the British Open was his second.

Despite his good form, there was little in Mickelson's record at the Open to suggest he could win. He had only two Top 10s in the tournament in his career, against four missed cuts. One of those missed cuts was the previous year's championship. And Mickelson termed his relationship with links golf "hate-love," but most of the time it veered more toward hate.

Mickelson got off to a good start, opening with a 69, three strokes behind leader Zach Johnson. In the second round, Miguel Angel Jimenez took the lead at 139, with Mickelson at 143.

Mickelson shot 72 in the third round, but that was only good for ninth place, five strokes behind the lead of Lee Westwood. Tiger Woods, Adam Scott and Hunter Mahan were among the golfers between Mickelson and first place.

But in the final round, among the golfers who started tied with or ahead of Mickelson, only Henrik Stenson, with a 70, managed to break par. No surprise that Stenson finished runner-up to Mickelson.

Mickelson, however, carded a final-round 66, matching Johnson's first-round score for low round of the tournament. Third-round leader Westwood could manage only a 75, Scott 72, Johnson 72 and Woods 74.

When Mickelson birdied the 14th hole, he got within one stroke of Scott's lead. But Scott bogied shortly after, creating a 3-way tie at 1-under par between himself, Westwood and Mickelson.

Mickelson soon took the outright lead, though, as Scott and Westwood continued to drop shots. On the par-5 17th, Mickelson played two perfect 3-wood shots to reach the green in two, then 2-putted for birdie to reach 2-under.

And Mickelson birdied again on the final hole of the tournament, he finished at 3-under 281. Although there were several more groups still on the course, nobody was close enough to have a reasonable chance of catching Mickelson.

It was Mickelson's fifth career win in a major championship, and his 42nd official PGA Tour victory.

2013 British Open Golf Tournament Scores
Results from the 2013 British Open golf tournament played at Muirfield in Gullane, Scotland (a-amateur):

Phil Mickelson 69-74-72-66--281 $1,442,826
Henrik Stenson 70-70-74-70--284 $832,106
Ian Poulter 72-71-75-67--285 $428,776
Adam Scott 71-72-70-72--285 $428,776
Lee Westwood 72-68-70-75-285 $428,776
Zach Johnson 66-75-73-72--286 $249,377
Hideki Matsuyama 71-73-72-70--286 $249,377
Tiger Woods 69-71-72-74--286 $249,377
Francesco Molinari 69-74-72-72--287 $175,582
Hunter Mahan 72-72-68-75-287 $175,582
Brandt Snedeker 68-79-69-72--288 $142,756
Angel Cabrera 69-72-73-74--288 $142,756
Justin Leonard 74-70-74-71--289 $121,381
Miguel Angel Jimenez 68-71-77-73--289 $121,381
Danny Willett 75-72-72-71--290 $95,043
Charl Schwartzel 75-68-76-71--290 $95,043
Eduardo De la Riva 73-73-75-69--290 $95,043
Harris English 74-71-75-70--290 $95,043
Matt Kuchar 74-73-72-71--290 $95,043
Keegan Bradley 75-74-70-71--290 $95,043
Rafael Cabrera-Bello 67-74-76-74--291 $72,218
Richard Sterne 75-75-68-73--291 $72,218
Stephen Gallacher 76-70-76-69--291 $72,218
Darren Clarke 72-71-76-72--291 $72,218
Sergio Garcia 75-73-68-75--291 $72,218
Stewart Cink 72-75-76-69--292 $56,873
Jonas Blixt 72-78-73-69--292 $56,873
Jason Dufner 72-77-76-67--292 $56,873
Paul Lawrie 81-69-70-72--292 $56,873
Steven Tiley 72-75-73-72--292 $56,873
Ernie Els 74-74-70-74--292 $56,873
Jason Day 73-71-72-77--293 $39,251
Jamie Donaldson 74-71-71-77--293 $39,251
Y.E. Yang 78-70-73-72--293 $39,251
Bubba Watson 70-73-77-73--293 $39,251
Shane Lowry 74-74-75-70--293 $39,251
Thongchai Jaidee 79-71-71-72--293 $39,251
Oliver Fisher 70-78-77-68--293 $39,251
Bud Cauley 74-75-71-73--293 $39,251
Fred Couples 75-74-73-71--293 $39,251
Martin Kaymer 72-74-72-75--293 $39,251
Dustin Johnson 68-72-76-77--293 $39,251
Ryan Moore 72-70-72-79--293 $39,251
Shingo Katayama 73-77-69-75--294 $24,641
Tim Clark 72-76-76-70--294 $24,641
K.J. Choi 76-74-71-73--294 $24,641
Mark Brown 77-73-72-72--294 $24,641
a-Matthew Fitzpatrick 73-76-73-72--294
Martin Laird 70-71-81-72--294 $24,641
Freddie Jacobson 72-75-75-72--294 $24,641
Geoff Ogilvy 75-75-72-72--294 $24,641
Bo Van Pelt 76-73-77-68--294 $24,641
Jordan Spieth 69-74-76-75--294 $24,641
Carl Pettersson 74-76-70-75--295 $20,955
Padraig Harrington 73-75-77-70--295 $20,955
Marcus Fraser 73-74-76-72--295 $20,955
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano 70-79-73-73--295 $20,955
Tom Lehman 68-77-75-76--296 $20,077
Richie Ramsay 76-74-72-74--296 $20,077
Mark O'Meara 67-78-77-74--296 $20,077
Graeme McDowell 75-71-73-77--296 $20,077
Boo Weekley 74-76-71-75--296 $20,077
Johnson Wagner 73-72-73-78--296 $20,077
Bernd Wiesberger 71-74-75-77--297 $19,085
Webb Simpson 73-70-77-77--297 $19,085
Chris Wood 75-75-75-72--297 $19,085
Ken Duke 70-77-73-77--297 $19,085
Branden Grace 74-71-77-75--297 $19,085
Gregory Bourdy 76-70-74-77--297 $19,085
Ben Curtis 74-71-80-72--297 $19,085
George Coetzee 76-71-75-76--298 $18,398
Gareth Wright 71-78-75-74--298 $18,398
a-Jimmy Mullen 71-78-75-75--299
Thomas Bjorn 73-74-72-80--299 $17,864
Todd Hamilton 69-81-70-79--299 $17,864
Russell Henley 78-71-75-75--299 $17,864
Shiv Kapur 68-77-83-71--299 $17,864
Kyung-Tae Kim 73-76-77-73--299 $17,864
Mikko Ilonen 72-78-76-74--300 $17,253
Kevin Streelman 74-71-82-73--300 $17,253
Peter Senior 74-76-73-77--300 $17,253
Josh Teater 72-77-75-77--301 $16,947
Graham DeLaet 76-72-76-79--303 $16,795
Sandy Lyle 76-72-80-79--307 $16,642

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